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Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.

Early Years Pupil Premium

What is Early Years Pupil Premium?

Early Years Pupil Premium is a Government fund given to schools for eligible pupils, to ensure that all children have an equal opportunity to learn and succeed.  Nursery Schools are given £302 for each eligible pupil. The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers.


Children’s House Nursery School is committed to equality of opportunity for all children, regardless of socio-economic background. We want to help all pupils make rapid and sustained progress and achieve as much as possible during their time at the nursery. The pupil premium grant helps us to do this by awarding the school this additional funding which can be used in a variety of ways to ensure that no child is disadvantaged because of economic circumstances.

Below is a link to the Department for Education website:


Here you can read more about it. There is also a report about how the grant was used at Children’s House in the academic years 2015-2016 and 2016 - 2017



The Government believes that head teachers and school leaders should decide how to use the Pupil Premium. They are held accountable for the decisions they make through:

  • the performance tables which show the performance of disadvantaged pupils compared with their peers
  • the Ofsted inspection framework, under which inspectors focus on the attainment of pupil groups, in particular those who attract the Pupil Premium
  • the reports for parents that schools now have to publish online
  • Each half-term we review the children who are in receipt of pupil premium to ensure that their learning is supported and that they are making rapid progress. We measure the impact of all interventions.

What is Early Years Pupil Premium used for at Children’s House

This extra funding allows the school to provide additional staff and resources, bringing learning benefits to eligible pupils as well as all children throughout the school. It is also used to subsidise after-school clubs, enrichment activities and school trips.


Who is entitled to Early Years Pupil Premium?

If you receive any of the following benefits, the school may be able to claim Pupil Premium funding for your child:

Children who are currently being looked after by a local authority in England or Wales or hey have left care in England or Wales through:

  • an adoption
  • a special guardianship order
  • a child arrangement order 

are also eligible for Early Years pupil premium.


What should I do if my child is eligible for Early Years Pupil Premium?

Please contact the school office as soon as possible if you think your child may be eligible for Early Years Pupil Premium. We can then apply for the extra funding. If you have already provided us with information in the past, we may contact you to check if you are still eligible.


How the information in the form will be used

We will share this form with the local authority if we feel your child will be eligible. The information on this form will be used by the council to confirm receipt of one of the listed welfare benefits. You only need to fill in this form once and it will last for the duration of your child’s time at our school.

Early Years Pupil Premium Registration Form.


Data Protection

We are committed to ensuring that the personal and sensitive information that we hold about you is protected and kept safe and secure, and we have measures in place to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.

We will use the information you provide to assess entitlement to the Early years Pupil Premium. The information will be shared with other council departments to offer benefits and services.


 How has the Early Years Pupil Premium been spent?

For the academic year 2016-2017 we received £3,000 pupil premium money.

At Children’s House Nursery School we believe that every child should be given the opportunity to achieve as much as they possibly can. With this in mind we have carefully allocated our Pupil Premium Funding to remove barriers to learning and to accelerate attainment.

Last year pupil premium was allocated accordingly.

1. We spent £1,000 on The Early Words Together - a community led programme to improve the home literacy environment

2. We spent £500 on a movement project with Trinity Laban Dance Conservatoire 

3. We spent £1,000 on enrichment activities including Tate Modern and Theatre  and Museum Visits 

4. We spent  £500 on books and phonics materials for more able readers

For further information on how we have allocated the Pupil Premium so far, and future plans for this funding, please click on the documents below.

Children's House Nursery School Early Years Pupil Premium 2016 - 2017